NHK Japan to carryout 8K live DTT tests

UHDNHK has confirmed it will conduct live 8K test transmissions at a popular festival.
Japan’s major broadcaster NHK will be showcasing their advances towards 8K transmission by conducting live tests at the upcoming Sapporo Snow Festival.

Sapporo was the venue for the 1972 Winter Olympics and NHK says that it will mount 8K cameras and equipment at the Festival in order to capture the huge number of snow and ice sculptures at this world famous event.

NHK says that the works of art will be shown in an experimental series of 8K transmissions on two screens, one a giant 135″in display, as well as an 85″in screen.
The Sapporo test will be the first end-to-end live broadcast of 8K over digital terrestrial TV, with regular test broadcasts scheduled to begin in Japan in 2016.

 

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